Trees and brush from Memorial Day tornadoes will be turned to mulch

Vegetative debris from the Memorial Day tornadoes will be processed by Beeghly Tree beginning Jan. 27.

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Beeghly tree has prior experience managing debris generated by disasters, and will grind the vegetation before sending it to registered, licensed compost facilities.

Processing of debris will conclude at Cemex Reserve in February, while processing of debris at Greene County Environmental Services will begin in February and continue into March.

Trees and brush set curb-side after the area tornadoes will be turned to mulch, Jason Tincu, Director of Greene County Sanitary Engineering said in a written statement.

Tincu also commented that the management of debris was a collaborative effort, made possible by local government, residents and volunteers.

Greene County residents with lingering vegetative debris from the tornadoes can drop it off free of charge at Greene County Environmental Services, so long as it is brush or firewood sized.

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